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Mental, Behavioral, and Public Health

Information about public health and resources in the City of Albuquerque

Public Health Initiatives

The Health Equity Council (HEC) provides the City with recommendations on public health practice and policy, based on HEC’s community engagement processes. HEC has completed a Community Health Profile, a Community Health Improvement Plan, Community Health Equity Impact Assessments and policy recommendations. Most recently HEC completed an Opioid Needs Assessment, providing a snapshot into the impact of opioid on our community’s most vulnerable unhoused population. 

See the Health Equity Council's website

Read the Opioid Needs Assessment


What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health includes the emotions and behaviors that affect your overall well-being. Behavioral health is sometimes called mental health and often includes substance use. Just like physical health, behavioral health has trained providers who can help you much like a physical health care provider would.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services

The Division of Behavioral Health and Wellness does not fund any of the following emergency services, however if you are in need of these services please call 988 24/7 for emotional, mental, or substance use distress, or contact an agency below.

For additional resources visit the Help Page

Domestic Violence Resources & Assistance

Health Services in City Facilities

Primary care and other health services are available through partner tenants at city Health and Social Service Centers. See a list of health service and locations below.  

Food Assistance

Food Boxes are available monthly to qualifying families at City Health & Social Service Centers. Look Up Your Center by Address

Free drop-in meals are available to anyone at multiple locations throughout Albuquerque. See the full list of meal sites